Yesterday, a Wednesday, felt like a wonderful weekend day.
Mark and I woke up at the cracks of dawn. 1:30 a.m. for him (he went to bed about 6 pm because he’d been up for around 27 hours working and working more), as he had adoration from 2-3 a.m. I woke up around 4:30 a.m. with little Mary, and since he was up, I said hello after the baby was back in her crib, and we chatted, and watched Netflix (Pawn Stars, oh yeah), and before we knew it, it was about six o’clock, and since we planned on getting our car to the dealership at seven to have some things looked at, we were officially up for the day. At the cracks of dawn.
After dropping the Sante Fe off at the Hyundai place, our little family stopped by a local bakery to get yummy donuts, awesome sausage rolls, and delicious desserts. My sister-in-law Sarah and sweet nephew George were still sleeping when we got back, but they awoke to a great feast. (I was polite and hid the desserts, since they were for later that day.)
Sarah, George, Mary and myself went over to another sister-in-law’s house (Kristen) to play with her kiddos, Emily and William. We shared donuts with them.
Then Sarah and I took our kids to visit a sister, Kate. And her husband. And their eight kids. Oh, you know. What?! Yeah, all three older boys were home (I think, they were in and out), and all five kids that they are adopting are officially in their house, where they should be. With all this cousin-playing, Mary is learning that sharing is hard to do, but that it can be done!
Mark picked Mary and me up (he had taken a nap, thank goodness), and when we got back to our house, his mom and his brother were arriving too. They came to bring some stuff from Mary’s birthday party that wouldn’t fit in our car (three adults, a baby, and a dog take up a lot of room), and to baby-sit so we could go watch Harry Potter 7.2. How thoughtful, right? The movie was great, it was fun to go out with Mark, and when we returned, Mary was in the middle of a two-hour nap. Glorious.
Then the whole bunch of us met up with our friends, the Hayworths, at our standard “Matt’s in town, where are we eating?” restuarant – Olive Garden. It was delicious (and paid for with a giftcard!), but Mary was a little bit fussy. I think we’re almost to the stage where eating out with her isn’t so easy/fun. Which is okay. It’s cheaper to eat at home. 🙂
Later that night, back at our house, we enjoyed our desserts. It’s a bad iphone picture, but….mmmmmm:
So, yeah, Wednesday was pretty great. And so was Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and tomorrow is forecasted to be fun, too. 😉 Hope you’re having a great week!